Nintendo remains hands-on with new distribution deal
Nintendo and Capcom have today confirmed that they are entering into a deal to bring the Wii U and 3DS versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to European shores. Continuing the arrangement that has so far covered a wide range of Capcom titles - including Resident Evil: Revelations,
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Last October, when we announced that Redbox was beginning to expand their video game rental service, including Wii titles, to a much greater market, many of you asked, "When will it come to me?" Now we have the answer, if your Redbox is one of more than 21,000 locations – June 17th. Redbox offers dvd, Blu-Ray...
Straight from the 3D horses' mouth
Nintendo have today announced the final details of the 3DS system along with a price and release date in both US and Europe. The company that changed the world of video games with touch-screen gaming in 2004 and motion-controlled gaming in 2006 now pioneers the next dimensional shift. On March 27 (Europe March...
If there's one genre the DS never got quite right it's the humble shoot 'em up: while Nanostray and sequel Nanostray 2 were decent outings, they were merely stars in a dark night. 3DS might not suffer the same fate if D3Publisher has its say, as the company announces Dream Trigger 3D for 3DS. An arcade-style shooter that lets players...
New footage for you to check out
We haven't heard a lot of news lately on the upcoming WiiWare title from Nicalis La-Mulana, but a brand new trailer was recently unveiled for the Tokyo Game Show and it features some amazing footage of the game in action. As you can see from the new trailer, the game is shaping up quite well and looks fantastic...
What Nintendo is bringing to 3DS might just blow you away
What games are coming to the 3DS, the console we just so lovingly talked you through? Here's Nintendo to describe some of the titles on their way to the console with its latest press release: Nintendo Introduces Glasses-Free 3D Gaming, and Unleashes the Industry’s Best Franchises in Entirely New Ways A Dream Lineup: Nintendo 3DS, Zelda,..
Western adventure game coming soon to Wiiware
No, we're not talking about our reviewers; rather developer Revistronic has just informed us about its upcoming WiiWare debut The Westerner, the latest entry in a series of adventure games that got its start on the PC over a decade ago. This isn't the first time an adventure game franchise has made the leap from PC to WiiWare and it will be interesting..
Metroid: Other M and Sin & Punishment: Star Successor get pushed back
Summer is slowly on its way and with it, brings the annual wave of big releases. Sadly though, the pace at which the tip of this wave is arriving is rubbing off on some highly anticipated games. Nintendo has just informed us that whilst some titles have been marked with release...
"About time", say hecklers
It's been a long old time since Daigasso! Band Brothers DX was launched in Japan, but Nintendo seems to be taking a "better late than never" approach by announcing a European release for May 21st 2010. With an extensive track listing including gamer favourites such as Chariots of Fire, Walking On Sunshine and...
Music creator coming to DSiWare
If you're like us then there's a non-stop party going on in your head that you want the world to hear. Czech developers Cinemax want to help get that party out with their upcoming DSiWare music creation tool Rytmik. With over 170 loops and samples of varying instruments and plenty of fiddling options, Rytmik sounds like it could be a lot of fun for transcribing that..
Z-Busting North America in early summer
We knew it was happening at some point, but now Capcom has announced that the upcoming DS release Mega Man Zero Collection is officially on its way out of Japan. The compilation will bring together all four of the GameBoy Advance Mega Man Zero games for "a great price" early this summer in North America. Check out the new screenshots of old games in..
DSiWare title revealed, screenshots reveal silliness
We're all for a little visual mischief here at Nintendo Life, so when Neko Entertainment wanted to bend our ear about their upcoming download title Faceez we had a devilish little grin on our collective face. Here's what their press release has to say for itself: Neko Entertainment, a leading...
Kicking for the Kung Pow of WiiWare party games
Be patient, young grasshopper, for in time you too will be able to get funky with the best of them. Yaks will sing, moves will be danced and parties will be had when Stickmen Studios unleashes Kung Fu Funk upon WiiWare. We've got no screens or a release date outside of "the near future," but what we do have is a press release, artwork and..
Cutesy Winter sports ahoy!
The UK may finally have shaken off most of its snow, but there's still time to have some Winter fun, as Teyon announces Hubert the Teddy Bear: Winter Games is heading to WiiWare in the near future. Here comes their press release, rolling down a snowy hill, skating over an icy pond and pirouetting gracefully into view. Your Winter fun is not over! Enter a frosty..
Open call for fan art for next TRIP
Want your art to be featured in a popular video game but lack a game job? Well, you might be able to weasel your way in yet as developers Gaijin Games are taking fan art submissions for use in the upcoming fourth series entry, BIT.TRIP RUNNER. According to Gaijin's Web site, the art in question should be...
Hojillions and hojillions served
According to the NPD sales numbers for December, Nintendo sold more than double the hardware as all of their competitors combined, totaling around 7 million Wii and DS units sold. That's a spicy meatball, but certainly not the only one on top of the company's pile of money-shaped spaghetti that was 2009. In fact, the DS and its various incarnations managed to sell..
From downtown, etc!
'Twas but one week ago a little birdie told ESPN that NBA Jam would be making a comeback, so color us not-so-surprised to hear that EA has made it official that they've got a new Jam in the pipes for this year. Apart from the obvious graphical overhaul, which is said to bring "visible player emotion" to the table (e.g. eye popping), expect new modes and characters on..
Press release puts worrywarts at ease
We reported a few days ago that Capcom isn't too pleased with the performance of their hardcore titles on Wii, and may be focusing more on the HD consoles in the coming year. Naturally we Wii owners became a little anxious, but it appears we needn't have worried, as the company has issued a press release to...
Get into the swing of things!
Ubisoft has just announced that they'll be releasing a brand new title for North American Wii owners called Racquet Sports. The game will be targeted at families looking to enjoy a little Wii playing time together by allowing them to take part in five different racquet sports games. You can check out a snippet from the...
You know, the kind with glasses
Ever seen a movie in 3D and wished you could shoot the crap out of everything on screen? Developed for Wii by Panic Button Games and published by Majesco, Attack of the Movies 3D wants to put you right in the thick of the action of your favorite types of movies. Want to shoot aliens? Boom! Fight the machine army? Ka-pow! Battle underwater critters? Torped-ouch! It..
Here comes the Greek squad!
Nintendo's upcoming RPG Glory of Heracles has flown under the radar for the most part, but with the game's upcoming January 18th release in North America, we thought it might be time to get some information up on the unique title. You can check out the official press release below for a little more information on the game and we'll have more screenshots and some video of..
Impressive British downloadable title keeps the attention of the big guns of Japanese RPGs.
The LostWinds WiiWare games from Frontier have gotten loads of praise around the gaming industry and are two of the strongest selling titles on WiiWare. Noteworthy for containing boatloads of character, great design and compelling play mechanics which take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Wii..
New WiiWare title lands on Christmas Day
If your Christmas Day preparations look like they're missing a certain je ne sais quoi that can only be provided by an enchanting medieval adventure, you may just be in luck. We've just received the latest news from Playtainment that their upcoming hidden object game The Mystery of Whiterock Castle will be...
Resurgent publisher confirms acquisition of defunct company's catalogue
If the recent news of Sunsoft's glorious return to the west has whipped you into a frenzy then you might want to take a deep breath before reading the press release below. The company has confirmed that it has bought up the rights to Nihon Telenet's software library. While...
Famed Japanese developer confirms impending release of 8-bit classic
It would seem that Japanese developer Sunsoft is about to support the Virtual Console in a big way. Former Working Designs big wig Victor Ireland is currently making big noises over at NeoGAF about some interesting projects he's involved with, and Sunsoft's resurgence would appear...
Hudson announce their brand new point & click adventures.
Hudson has just announced a brand new point & click adventure for the Wii and DS systems called Rooms: The Main Building. Combining unique puzzle-solving elements with the point & click controls of the Wii and DS systems, the game offers gamers an immersive experience unlike any other. You can check out the full press release below..
North American release to follow on the 14th
We've just been informed that Rubik's Cube-inspired puzzler Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: Rush is coming to European WiiWare (and presumably other PAL territories) this Friday (11th). The North American launch is scheduled for 14th. We'll naturally be reviewing this as soon as possible but in the meantime here's the full press release as well as a link to a new..
More puzzler action coming.
Teyon have just announced that their upcoming DSiWare title Ball Fighter will be coming to the North American DSiWare service on December 7th for 500 Nintendo Points. You can check out the official press release below and we'll have a full review of the game next week. Teyon announced that starting from Monday December 7 its Nintendo DSiWare™ title, Ball Fighter will..
It seems Nnooo has quite a hit on their hands.
Nnooo has just announced that their myNotebook Blue DSiWare application has reached #3 on the US, UK, AU, and CA DSiWare charts, which makes it the top-ranked non-free release on the service. You can check out the official press release below for more information on the title, along with the release...
Six million Brits served since 2006
Nintendo has proudly revealed that the Wii has shifted six million units in three years, making it the fastest selling home console in the history of the UK video game industry. Since its launch in December 2006, the popular system has entertained and enthralled countless stiff-upper-lipped Brits and made its way into living rooms up and down The Sceptered Isle..
Flowers and fireworks, unite!
Nocturnal has announced that they've lit the fuse on their WiiWare release Flowerworks, now set to launch on Monday in the United States. Take control of Follie, a friendly (but confused!) alien who crash lands on a strange planet. Help her rebuild her confidence, shake remotes at gnomes and transform the planet from...
DSiWare's first true 3D minigolf title
Teyon has just announced that their brand new 3D miniature golf title 101 Minigolf World is on its way to Nintendo's DSiWare service. You can take a look at the official press release snippet below for more information on the game, as well as four brand new screenshots of the game in action. 101 MiniGolf World is the first ever“true 3D” miniature golf for..
Herd monsters away from danger that is more dangerous than monsters
British developer Onteca yesterday announced their new WiiWare game, Monsteca Corral, and it will be hitting sometime in January. The game puts players in the shoes of a Monster Herder, whose job is to control a herd of monsters called Sdompe's and keep them away from danger and tomfoolery. Onteca said Monsteca Corral incorporates..
JV Games announce their newest WiiWare title.
JV Games has just announced that they'll be bringing a unique Christmas-themed puzzler to the WiiWare service on December 7th called Christmas Clix. That means everyone out there in Nintendo Land will have something to play with their families during the Christmas holidays. You can check out the full press release below, along with a host of brand new..
Pretend you're Beethoven on the bus next year
Publisher Valcon Games has announced that they'll be bringing Game Life's new music game Easy Piano to the DS, complete with a 13-key, full-octave keyboard peripheral. The game hopes to be an introductory teaching tool for playing the real piano, similar to how Art Academy wants to teach you how to draw...
Abylight's newest title is on the way.
The folks at Abylight have just officially announced that their upcoming WiiWare release Stop Stress: A Day of Fury is nearing release. They were also kind enough to send us over a group of new screenshots and gameplay video as well. You can check out the new screenshots below along with the official gameplay...
Dancing onto WiiWare next year
Konami is just full of download announcements today, this time with one for North America. Previously released in Japan, Tomena Sanner is bringing its odd dance party to us other NTSC gamers early next year. The game has players take on the role of businessman Hitoshi Susumu who is behind schedule and won't stop running until he gets to his ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY. As..
But slowly, to avoid pulling a muscle
Publisher JoWood may be best known for adventure games like the Sam & Max Collection and Agatha Christie titles - the latest of which they've just announced for DS - but they're taking a step into the expanding world of fitness gaming with the launch of Yoga for Wii. Vienna, Austria, October 20th 2009; The world’s first 100% Yoga gaming experience is to..
Work with Poirot to solve the mystery!
JoWood Entertainment AG, a European publisher and distributor with a global presence, has announced a new adventure game based upon a novel by renowned mystery scribe Agatha Christie for the Nintendo DS: Vienna, Austria, September 14, 2009; Agatha Christie’s A.B.C Murders tells the story of Captain Hastings and Hercule Poirot as they attempt to solve a..
Twelve times the size of the original game, says Konami
Frogger, the little amphibian who has been trying to cross roads with varying success since the early 80's, is coming back for another go this fall. Frogger Returns, slated for a fall release, is being developed by Konami for PlayStation Network and WiiWare. New for this time around are time travel, invincibility and time freeze power-ups and..
It seems the wait for a North American release wasn't as long as expected.
Frontier has just announced that their brand new WiiWare sequel LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias will be released on the North American WiiWare service on Monday, October 19th for 1000 Wii Points. You can check out the official press release detailing the game's release below for more information. Frontier Developments..
Prehistoric shooting action set to hit the WiiWare service.
Hudson Entertainment has just announced that they'll be publishing Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem on Nintendo's WiiWare service. You can check out the official press release below for more information on this upcoming WiiWare shooter release. You can also check out the screenshots of the game in action below as well. Wii™ owners will..
Mastertronic announces their new DSiWare puzzler.
European publisher Mastertronic has just announced that their new title Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures will be coming to Nintendo's DSiWare service this winter. You can check out the press release snippet below for more information on the game. Mastertronic have announced the development of Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures for Nintendo DSiWare™..
Cinemax announces yet another new DSiWare title.
No sooner did Czech independent game developer announce their first DSiWare release, they're now announcing yet another DSiWare title in the works called Snakenoid. You can check out the official game description below for a bit more information on this unique DSiWare release. Snakenoid is an unique blend of the "Snake" and..
Cinemax announces their first DSiWare release.
Czech independent game developer Cinemax have just announced that their upcoming DSiWare release Sokomania will be coming to the European DSiWare service sometime in November 2009. You can check out a snippet of information from the official press release along with screenshots and a gameplay trailer of...
Episodic air combat series is making the transition to WiiWare
Legendo has confirmed that it is set to release its Pearl Harbor series on WiiWare, with the first episide - entitled Red Sun Rising - expected to touch down on the service this Winter. The games will be developed by Slovakian studio Arcade Moon and are based on the PC versions, which...
Hudson brings their Bomberman series to DSiWare!
Over the years we've seen the Bomberman series make appearances on just about every video game system around, and now Hudson are bringing their hit multiplayer series to Nintendo's DSiWare service with the announcement of Bomberman Blitz! Below is a snippet of information from the official press...
More Bomberman action set to hit the WiiWare service.
Hudson has also just announced that the sequel to Bomberman Live will be hitting Xbox Live Arcade this fall and will land on the Playstation Network and WiiWare services in 2010. The WiiWare version is tentatively titled Bomberman Blast: Battlefest. You can check out the official press information below for a taste of what you can expect from..
Hudson officially announces their new WiiWare Bonk title.
We found out yesterday that Hudson was bringing their prehistoric hero to Nintendo's WiiWare service, but there was very little information made available at the time. Hudson has just sent out the official press release announcing Bonk: Brink of Extinction today and it looks like Hudson has...
A wealth of new information on the highly-anticipated WiiWare sequel.
We just recently featured news on the upcoming LostWinds sequel LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, but Frontier have decided to unleash a barrage of new information on the upcoming title, including some gameplay and story line information that you can check out in the official...